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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Size Much smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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2.3x smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 117 g vs 215 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Battery life Longer battery life 240 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $220

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $242 - $281

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $380 - $392

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $159

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $124 - $170

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
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